Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Oracle launches data integration suite

Oracle this week launched Oracle Data Integration Suite, which combines traditional data integration capabilities with an array of middleware and tooling for constructing a service oriented architecture.

Microsoft-Yahoo deal: What about developers?

While observers believe that Microsoft is willing to pay Yahoo US$44 billion primarily for its users and advertising base, Microsoft's chief software architect, Ray Ozzie, wants to grow its developer community as well.

Torvalds: Microsoft is bluffing on patents

Microsoft's aggressive defense of its intellectual property, which includes claims that Linux violates a number of its patents, is nothing more than "a marketing thing," according to Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel.

Young mainframers' group gains momentum

ZNextGen, an organization aimed at young mainframe programmers, has gained significant momentum since it was created roughly two years ago through IBM and its user group, SHARE, according to its leaders.

Era of big acquisitions largely over, Forrester says

A new report from Forrester Research declares that the wave of mega-acquisitions in the software industry is over for now, though big vendors will continue to snap up smaller firms as they round out their portfolios.

EnterpriseWizard offers customizable CRM

EnterpriseWizard this week is releasing the 2.0 version of its CRM application, a product built on top of its <a href="">SaaSWizard</a> Web application development platform and designed to be easily customizable.

LOTUSPHERE - Domino, Lotus roadmap revealed

The next version of Lotus Notes and Domino will ship in February and will feature an array of updates, including a new Web 2.0-style feature called My Widgets, IBM said Monday during its Lotusphere show.

HP launches FOSS tracking project

Hewlett-Packard has launched the FOSSology Project, a tool for tracking and monitoring the use of free and open-source software within an IT environment.

IBM Q4 results boosted by exchange rates

IBM on Monday said fourth-quarter revenue, aided by exchange rates and sales outside the U.S., stood at US$28.9 billion, an increase of 10 percent over the same period in 2006.